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BrianM

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  1. Thanks, I had no idea the juveniles are so different to the adults. Found this to illustrate.
  2. A tiny nudibranch from Manado, Indonesia. Perhaps some type of Thorunna, but I'm not sure.
  3. Marli, do you do the dance when you find a skeleton shrimp, so that your buddy knows what you've found?
  4. Thanks Kaj. I thought the patterns on the legs looked different to Tetralia rubridactyla that I've seen elsewhere Maybe the Manado variety just have fancy leg patterns.
  5. I noticed a few of these coral crabs in Manado, Indonesia and thought that the colours and patterns would make it easy to identify the species. Here's a couple of examples. Please let me know if you can help indentify the species.
  6. This tiny shrimp was found on this blue tunicate in Manado, Indonesia. The flattened shape suggests it could be a Cryptic Sponge Shrimp (Gelastocaris paronae), but as far as I'm aware G. paronae is found on sponges where it's colour and patterns almost completely camouflage it. This shrimp is mostly transparent, so perhaps it's a juvenile. Have you seen something similar or can you identify the species?
  7. Thanks Bent. There does appear to be a white spot behind the eye, which is supposed to be diagnostic for Randall's
  8. Hmmm.....you could be right, I thought something about it looked familiar. Perhaps the skeleton shrimp felt sorry for the frogfish and decided to help with the luring.
  9. These frogfish photos were taken in Manado, Indonesia. The lure is very long and distinctive, but I'm having difficulty identifying the species. The body seems to have no distinguishing marks, except for some thin red filament lines on the side and near the tail.
  10. Up until now I thought it was Ancylomenes tosaensis, but I've seen similar shrimps identified as Ancylomenes sarasvati, so now I'm confused. Hence my question, how do you tell the difference between these two similar species?
  11. Ancylomenes tosaensis or Ancylomenes sarasvati, what are the diagnostic differences between these two species?
  12. p119 of Reef Creatures, Tropical Pacific by Humann & Deloach, has this as an undetermined species of Periclimenes.
  13. Thanks Mike, that was my thought. I was just hoping to get some further opinions. btw. Haven't seen you since NAD, where are you now?
  14. Octopus photographed in Perhentian Islands, Malaysia, June 16th, 2012 I only got this one quick shot before it went down a hole in the sand, but would like to know if it can be identified from this photo.
  15. Thanks everyone for info. At least I now know it's a blenny.
  16. The tail suggests Haminoeid species.
  17. Thanks, but I'm still a bit confused about gobies not having cirri between the eyes. This goby was identified by an expert and seems to have cirri. Fishbase also shows this goby with cirri. Perhaps it's the exception that proves the rule.
  18. Thanks Marli, what are the diagnostic differences here that make it a blenny and not a goby.
  19. Looks like a Brown Coral Blenny (Atrosalarias fuscus holomelas)
  20. Here's one I found in Bali. http://www.flickr.com/photos/brianmayes/4703637438/
  21. Leslie, I just recalled the ID you gave to the worm I found here http://m.flickr.com/#/photos/brianmayes/2550997544/ So I'm not as smart as you think.
  22. Could be Diopatra sp., I'm sure Lesley will know or correct me.
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